HPV cancer risk persists for decades

Women who have previously been diagnosed with CIN3 remain at increased risk of developing HPV-related cancers for decades, a study shows.

Dutch researchers say findings from their population-based study of nearly 180,000 women suggest a need for increased vigilance and screening for HPV-related complications, such as anogenital and oropharyngeal cancers, for up to 20 years after a CIN3 diagnosis.

Their research shows that women with previous CIN3 have about five times the risk of vulvar and oropharyngeal cancer, four times the risk of anal cancer and 86 times the risk of developing